Dev Patel wants to shoot people ''in the face'' when they ask him to do the dance from 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

The 24-year-old actor shot to fame in Hollywood after starring in the 2009 film and while he is grateful to have played a huge part in the movie, which ends with his lead character Jamal and Freida Pinto's alter-ego Latika doing a dance to song 'Jai Ho', he insists he has ''moved on''.

He said: ''The amount of people who've said to me, 'Do that dance from 'Slumdog...' I just want to shoot them in the face.

''I worked bloody hard on it and I'm proud of it. It's difficult to compete with a movie that won eight Oscars, so if on my grave someone says, 'He made 'Slumdog Millionaire'', that's great. I feel like I've moved on.''

Since shooting to fame in the movie, Dev now lives in Los Angeles but the London-born star admits he misses his mum's cooking.

He said: ''I miss my box room and my old Bruce Lee posters. And, it sounds cheesy, but my mum's food. The Indian food in LA is really s**t.''

Dev first rose to stardom in British teen drama TV series 'Skins' and revealed the cast used to get paid £1,000 to go to university parties, where they were given free drinks and used to ogle girls.

He added to Shortlist magazine: ''When we were 16, we got paid £1,000 to show up at university Freshers' Week parties, and we'd get drinks and look at older girls ... I look up to the boys, and I always have.

''I got plucked from the street, so I didn't know what I was doing.

''In early episodes you can see me mouthing everyone else's lines - I was bad.''